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Statement on Obama Administration Offshore Drilling Reversal

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

COASTAL CONSERVATION LEAGUE STATEMENT ON OBAMA ADMINISTRATION OFFSHORE DRILLING REVERSAL FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Hamilton Davis, (843) 810-4178 or hamiltond@scccl.org  March 15, 2016 CHARLESTON, S.C. – Today the Obama Administration announced that it was removing the Atlantic from its 2017-2022 offshore drilling plans.  In response, Hamilton Davis, Energy and Climate Director for the Coastal Conservation League, issued the following statement: “This decision is a…

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Andrea Cooper Steps Down as Conservation League Board Chair

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Charleston, SC – The South Carolina Coastal Conservation League announced today that Board Chair Andrea Cooper will step down as chair of the Conservation League board. Cooper, of Sullivan’s Island, will relocate to Greenville, where she will serve as executive director of Upstate Forever, a nonprofit organization dedicated to environmental conservation in the South Carolina Upstate region. She will start work in early October. “My years spent working with the talented staff and dedicated board…

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TOMORROW: Coastal Conservation League To Take Part in Press Conference on Transportation Funding

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Columbia, SC — On Wednesday, June 10th, the South Carolina Coastal Conservation League will hold a press conference with partner organizations at the South Carolina Statehouse to discuss the legislature’s failed attempt at raising the gas tax this session. Addressing the news conference will be Dana Beach, executive director of the Coastal Conservation League; Ashley Landess, president of the South Carolina Policy Council; JoAnne Day, vice president of the League of Women Voters of South…

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2015 Peter Benchley Ocean Award Winners Include H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco, U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry, and Coastal Conservation League’s Dana Beach

Thursday, May 14, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC — Coastal Conservation League Director Dana Beach will be honored along with H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco and U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry, among others, at the 2015 Peter Benchley Ocean Awards ceremony tonight at the Carnegie Institution for Science at 1530 P St., NW, Washington, DC. The world’s preeminent ocean honors are named after the late author of Jaws and lifelong marine conservationist…

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Duke Energy To Clean Up Robinson Coal Ash In South Carolina After Conservation Groups Disclose Contamination

Thursday, April 30, 2015

CHARLESTON, SC – After the Coastal Conservation League and the Southern Environmental Law Center disclosed arsenic pollution and the dumping of low-level radioactive waste at the site, Duke Energy today announced it would clean up its coal ash stored beside Lake Robinson in Darlington County, South Carolina.  For months, the groups urged Duke Energy to excavate its polluting ash from unlined pits to dry, lined, storage away from the lake. With this announcement, all South Carolina…

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Coastal Conservation League Announces New South Coast Office Director

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Beaufort, SC — The Coastal Conservation League announced today that Kate Schaefer has joined the staff as South Coast Office Director. She will be working with longtime South Coast Project Manager Reed Armstrong in the Conservation League’s Beaufort office. “I look forward  to working with the entire community to promote conservation of natural resources and the wonderful quality of life that…

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Dana Beach to Receive Peter Benchley Ocean Award

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Other 2015 Winners include U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry and His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco   Charleston, SC – The eighth annual Peter Benchley Ocean Awards will take place the evening of Thursday, May 14 at the Carnegie Institution of Science in Washington, D.C. These are the world’s preeminent ocean awards and the only major awards program dedicated to recognizing excellence in marine conservation solutions across a wide range…

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“A Vision for Charleston” Community Forum to Focus on Priorities for Next Mayoral Administration

Monday, February 23, 2015

Event will mark first gathering of candidates for Mayor of Charleston Charleston, SC – Today Charleston Moves, Coastal Conservation League, Historic Charleston Foundation, IfYouWereMayor.com, and the South Carolina Community Loan Fund will convene a forum at the Francis Marion Hotel to discuss priorities for the next mayoral administration. Sponsored by Mr. John Winthrop, Monday’s event will be the first of several meetings held by various community organizations to engage citizens and leaders and share…

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Conservation League Questions President Obama’s Drilling Proposal

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 Offshore Drilling

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Hamilton Davis   The Obama Administration today released a draft proposal that would open areas off the South Carolina coast to oil and gas exploration and development. This proposal represents a fundamental threat to the people, wildlife and natural resources that exemplify the best of what makes South Carolina a special place to live and work. Our state’s fisheries and ocean based tourism and recreation support nearly 79,000 jobs and generate over $4.4…

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SC Ports Authority, Lowcountry Open Land Trust, Coastal Conservation League, and Southern Environmental Law Center Announce Milestone Agreement for Harbor Deepening

Monday, January 5, 2015

Collaboration benefits land conservation efforts along Cooper River Corridor Charleston – Today SC Ports Authority, Lowcountry Open Land Trust, Coastal Conservation League and the Southern Environmental Law Center announced a milestone agreement for the Post-45 Harbor Deepening Project that includes a significant Port contribution to land conservation efforts along the Cooper River Corridor. SC Ports Authority (SCPA) is partnering with Lowcountry Open Land Trust (LOLT), Coastal Conservation League (CCL) and the Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC)…

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